Quotes From Ric Flair’s Speech At Reid Flair’s Memorial Service

The Charlotte Observer ran a story on Sunday covering the life and death of Reid Flair, who tragically passed away in a Charlotte hotel room on March 29. The article featured quotes from Reid’s mother Beth, and famous father Ric Flair.

Beth Fliehr talked about Reid’s time in Japan, which preceded his death on 3/29. “He was doing so great in Japan,” said Fliehr. “His mind was so clear. He was healthy. Everybody loved Reid over there. For the first time, he was just Reid – not Ric Flair’s son. His worst fear was coming home.”

The article also quoted Ric Flair’s speech from Reid’s memorial service. “I can honestly say I blamed myself the first couple days, but after talking with people I think he’s in a better place and he’s at peace,” said Flair. “Because this had gone on a long time – and something happened that we didn’t have control over. But he’s a wonderful guy. I was so proud of him.”

Check out the complete Reid Flair feature online at CharlotteObserver.com.

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  • Noach

    How could you be proud of someone who threw their life away for drugs? Even if he is your kid and you love him.

    • cenasucks

      I’m sure it was a moving and emotional experience. No matter what happens, she will always love her son. Especially after the fact he passed way.

    • http://twitter.com/Will_Duncan_ Will Duncan

      Because apparently he was getting his life together over in Japan. Most of us are very quick to judge and not very forgiving when it comes to people who abuse drugs. I think I’ve read somewhere that heroin was his drug of choice. Some great and talented people have died from drug use; especially heroin. Doesn’t mean they were terrible people. It might mean, though, that they were some terribly unhappy people. Let’s not jump to any conclusions until all the details come out. And let’s not be so quick to disparage people for wanting to relieve stress even if they are doing harm to themselves.

      What if he threw his life away, not for drugs, but because he didn’t want to live anymore? I’m not saying he did, but I’m sure Ric has his reasons for being proud of his son. Accidental/intentional overdose, or failing health because of past drug use, I don’t see how any of those things themselves would make someone want to be ashamed of their own flesh and blood. If I were the parent of someone like that, I think I might blame myself too. You can’t expect a good father to go up there days after his son’s death and be like “this is what happens when you do drugs. He was selfish and wrong for doing them.” Even if that’s what he really thinks.

    • backblack25

      I’m guessing you don’t have children or you are just a major jackass

      • Don

        That person seems to be missing empathy as well.

  • Ric Flair

    At the funeral, I got to say the WOOOOOOOOOOlogy!!!